Labouring Dance, Labouring Performance: Interdisciplinary Conversations on Erotic Dancing in India

July 2020 

Panel 1:  Historicizing Bar/Erotic Dancing in India 
Chair and moderator: Sutapa Majumdar, King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law Discussant:  Bishnupriya Dutt, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 

Public Lecture :
Liminal spaces in Indian cities and the consumption of sexual entertainment in India today 

Panel 2:  Feminist Discourse and the Political Economy of Bar/Erotic Dancing

Chair and moderator: Shakthi Nataraj, King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law 
Discussant: Davesh Soneji, University of Pennsylvania
Sujata Gothoskar, Feminist Activists, Mumbai 
Meena Gopal, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai 
Brahma Prakash, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 
Anna Morcom, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music 
Sandhya Gokhale, FAOW, Mumbai  

Panel 3: The Legalities of Bar Dancing 

Chair and moderator:  Sophy, K.J, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
Discussant: Prabha Kotiswaran, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London 
Veena Gowda, Advocate, Mumbai High Court 
Sameena Dalwai, Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana 
Katie Cruz, University of Bristol 
Kate Hardy, Leeds University 

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